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We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks.

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QUICK PLEASE HELP! First time owning a boat and and i tied it to my dock overnight, and now there is water in the boat! The drain plug was put in before I got it in the water! Is this a normal amount of water after one day and night of being in lake?
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>>780902
is it raining?
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>>780905
Nope. I wish it was that simple
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>>780902

Do you have an intake for the live well? If so, check there - I mean these are usually connected to a pipe connected to a bilge pump then to live well (intake seen from under the hull as a small covered opening). They also sometimes have a manual valve inline before the pump. Anything along that setup can be leaking...hopefully after the value so you can just shut the value and the problem is solved.

Other than that, you have a leak around the plug or a seam/hole problem - take it out of the water and examine closely.
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>>780916
There is a separate hole on the boat besides where the drain plug goes, is that what you mean? I'll take a pic tommorow
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here are two holes by drain plug, could start be getting in from here? Do they go to a bilge pump or live well?

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#49- "Casuals Pls Go" Edition

Previous Thread:
>>779080

Memorial Day weekend is open, so hopefully everybody's fishing spots will be a bit more quiet. No more kids and fiestas at the lake.

Miami anon finally caught a fish. Pepsi finally caught a keeper. Skid is gonna kill himself towing a kayak. Mainebub is keeping his river spot.

Talk about fishin'
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>>781452
Just stab the brain quick and easy.
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>>781463
How pressured is the pond? Also what is the terrain and structure like?
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>>781463
Holy Shit you suck haha, you literally tried everything in the book.
Is the water under 50°? If it is that's why
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>>781466
Thats the same as me clubbing them isn't it? There's no blood draining effect with stabbing brain
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>>781470
Its a Jap thing I guess they know how to go about killing fish. Have a read here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikejime

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So, Festival season is coming up.
and i thought it might be fun to have a thread on outdoor music festival camping.

so, what festivals have you been to?
any tips? tricks? stories or good advice?
pack lists? packing advice?

yes its degenerate i know, so no need for those posts
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>>781409
Most in the northwest are out in the woods or campgrounds. Is that not out enough for you?
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>>781448
and people spend a week sleeping on the beach at spring break at cabo, but they're still not /out/
see >>781435 >>781439
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>>781439
so in other words: its not Hardcore enough?
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>>781455
no, it's because
>/mu/ and /soc/ are the focus of music festivals, not /out/
but i suppose you were too busy being triggered by the beginning of my post to actually read the whole thing
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>>781469
you seem to be the one whose triggered, by the mere existence of this thread.

ever been to a festival? wanna share your outdoor camping experience at one?

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Okay so lets admit it we're all fucking gear whores here. Share what you've bought, why, and try and keep it civil guys.

I bought pic related because I 'needed' a new EDC torch. I already own a ZL 18650 light but it's too heavy and bulky for EDC, also doesn't have a clip. SC5 on the other hand is an AA light, and pushes almost 500 lumens from a neutral emitter which is suhweet.
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>>781277
The 'H' series ZLs, whether AA, CR123 or 18650, can all be used either as torches or head torches (they come with a head strap that you fit the torch into).

I used to use a Petzl and trust me the difference is light and day. 3xAAA is a shitty configuration, PWM for brightness regulation is shitty, the tints are shitty, they're not waterproof, no way to tell remaining battery life, etc etc.

60$ is not particularly expensive, either for you Amerifats - I paid 60£ - most people won't even blink at a 100$ knife.
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>>781284
Sorry, but the Petzl always was enough for me (besides, it has a low bat indicator). But then, I also manage to go out with a SAK and do not need more.
Interesting enough, I have never seen anyone doing mountaineering with anything else than either a Petzel or a Black Diamond, so I guess I keep it that way.
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Last 2 purchases were:
Arcteryx Hyllus Hoody - $65
2x MEC old style sling bags(like pic related. Not the new ones that are really feminine and impractical) - $20(10 ea.)
I then ordered the parts needed to add a 3rd strap to the sling bags(to secure it. Otherwise it wags around if youre doing more than a walking) which was about $5 on ebay.
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>>781214
can anyone have to much fishing gear? I can I can...

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Old thread: >>771350

Companion Planting - Raised Beds - Vertical Gardening - Square Foot Gardening - Polyculture - Composting - Mulching - Vermiculture - Espalier - Fungiculture - Aquaponics - Greenhouses - Cold Frames - Hot Boxes - Polytunnels - Forest Gardening - Aquaculture

Resources:

Murray Hallam’s Aquaponics: (sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYR9s6chrI0 )

-Aquaponics Secrets DVD
-Aquaponics Made Easy DVD
-DIY Aquaponics DVD (Aquaponics The First 12 Months And Aquaponics DIY DVD)

Backyard Aquaponics
https://kat.cr/backyard-aquaponics-t4385398.html


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>>781437
Stop making such poor quality posts
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Anyone else frustrated with the good eyesight and zig-zag flight of cabbage moths? These guys are a pain to catch. I'm going to have to get a butterfly net.
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How did my zucchini become so fat and overgown randomly? It was tiny only yesterday
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>>781456
maybe it started browsing tumblr
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>>781456
has there been any significant change in temperature? moisture levels?

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Hi /out/doorsmen,

Here is the mock ups for the new patches submitted in the last thread.

Let me know what you think and I will make fixes and changes over the next week.
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>>780252
Scot here, I 100% agree.
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you people do know you can request stuff, yes

as an american, I wouldn't lump in the irish or scottish in with the english...if you are interested in representing your own homies, give an idea of what you would want it to look like
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>>781413
Just swap the flag job done!
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>>781441
we can do better than that

do they even have bears?
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>>781446
Bears got hunted to extinction in the UK long ago, there is plans to reintroduce bears/wolfs/lynx etc.

Also Hats!

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I'm starting a bushcraft based YouTube channel. What kinda content do you want to see?
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>>781327
>It's not like there's a better board for sharing opinions on "Alone", even though it's a bs reality tv show.
There is a better board
>>>/tv/
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>>781372
>There is a better board
>/tv/
I'm not interested in opinions of people who know nothing about being out and I'm not interested in sharing my opinions with them. I believe I'm not alone here. If you don't like a thread, hide it.

If I want to start a thread "Where do you stand when it comes to politics?", there should be nothing wrong with that. You should be interested in politics and it should be interesting to find out where /out/ stand. It's when we start to argue over politics - that's when it's time to go back to /pol/.
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>>781406
>I'm not interested in opinions of people who know nothing about being out
This.
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>>781406
>I'm not interested in opinions of people who know nothing about being out
Those are the people posting in the reality show and youtube threads here
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>>781423
top kek

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Old thread >>764886 is at 315 posts, making a new one.
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>>781011
Arkansas oil stone, every carpenter worth his salt had one back in the day, the box to hold it would have been made by the apprentice carpenter as part of his training, probably one of the very first things he would have done, that is why they are often a bit rough to look at (the boxes that is, not the stone).
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>>777442
how are ben hogans? ive been wanting to get one for a while
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>>781307

Nobody fought with knives. They had guns and even sabers.

Svord is overpriced shit. Fit and finish is terrible and random. Pics never represent what you get. Quality control fails miserably and heat treat is shit. It's like they're drunk at the factory or they make them in some asian shithole.

The Von Tempsky bowie has a shit design not suited for anything. It's not a good stabber, chopper, slicer, hilt rattles, blade is cut in straight angles on the hilt, making it prone to cracking.

Handle is straight and slippery shit.

>>781311

Fuck off you know you're lying.
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Took these guys camping this weekend, for being cheap shit that they are, they held up wobderfully
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Can someone point me towards a good custom knife makers that is willing to make big fixed blades out of 5160, preferably differentially heat treated with non jewy prices.

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I have an acquaintance who just heard i'm going to be camping this season, and offered to sell me his old hand-held GPS. Its a *VERY* old model... Like, i remember this same model being used by my dad a decade ago when he did surveying work. My question is, is there any use to it now a days? Or would the maps and everything be so outdated(and no longer supported) that it would just be dead weight.

I dont want to carry my fragile-as-fuck on-a-contract phone(Already bought a PAYG burner phone incase there would be an emergency, and somehow i get a signal) and i also dont want to spend $400 on a new handheld GPS which would get no use beyond the occasional camping trip.

So does anyone on /out/ still rock an old Etrex Venture? Are they able to update the maps?
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>>781354
Old eTrex models are great.

Garmin fucked up their newer eTrex models with inconsistent user interface. It's retarded like most car GPSs are. The more you use it, the more pissed off you get. They still have routes and waypoints but I'd say not for long. Soon it will be like "places that may interest you", "places where other visited", "where do you want to go today, McDonalds?" and it will navigate you there without your consent while saving your every facial expression to be used for further "developing".

Touch screen outdoor navigators are a fucking joke. Read some reviews about these thing dying just like that without any apparent reason. They are as reliable as any cell phone without actually being able to make calls and use Internet. Slow as fuck.

The only thing wrong with old GPSs is that they don't always have a USB-port and that sucks when you can't upload your plan and waypoints.
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>>781359
Well handheld GPS units have only been around for about 15 years, so yeah.... a11 year old model is very old in that context. A ford model T isnt an old car when you consider the planet is 4.5 billion years old... untill you clue in that its about 7 years younger than the oldest car.

>>781370
$30. My PAYG burner phone is just a dumb chocolate-bar nokia type(so its battery life will be weeks. No GPS chip or maps tho)
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>>781382
More like 25 years.
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>>781411
Really? I dont remember seeing any consumer level hand held GPS units in the early 90's. I know there were marine ones that were the size of a boom box. I know you could get ones in your car that had the receiving antenna sat on your roof, and was about the size of a corckpot(*just* the antenna.)

Also pretty sure it was locked up by the US military until the end of the first gulf war, so its pretty impressive companies were making hand-held ones back then...
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>>781427
GPS was made public soon after the Soviets shot down that Korean airliner that went off course in the late 80s. First handhelds I remember were early 90s (one of my zoology profs had one for field work) but Google says the first one came out in 1989.

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Anyone coming home this year?
Looking at Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire so far.

Be pretty cool if there was an /out/ contingent.
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>>780414
>can people really get kicked out?
Yes, alcohol is not allowed. You will be removed if you are caught boozing.
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>>781269
they wont just move you to A-camp?

I guess "anarchy" has its limits
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>>781274
You dont get kicked out for drinking unless youre a huge piece of shit fucking with everyone
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>>780358
>I wish I was an outdoorsman and am
Very insecure about it. I'll lash out at everyone to hide that fact

Kek
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>>781276
Dont judge my drinking style

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Is this a better /out/tier map?
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>>770902
West coast is a bunch of wetbacks, faggots and jews gone wild
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>>770899
Can confirm.
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>>770709
Wisconsin is pretty good IMO.
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Make Arkansas, Virginia, and North Carolina a 2
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>>770709
How do you live in 2 states? You sound like a FIB trying to latch onto wisconsin even though you live in Gurnee.

Stay the fuck out of my state.

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What is the best country in europe to live off-grid?

Laws
Price of land
nature
people
etc.
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>>781220
i would say somewhere along the cucknavia you should be fine with natives and off grid in general, sadly they're being culturally enriched every single day. the weather is also shit. Spain has lots of cheap land, some old villages that no one lives in are dirt cheap, people are nice and the weather is 10/10 80% of the year. Up north weather is not so great but I love the coast, for me Galicia is where is at, anon.

link very related

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3210312/Forget-holiday-home-holiday-village-buy-abandoned-100-acre-Spanish-one-just-146-000-s-reason-s-cheap.html
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>>781231
how about balkans? I heard that land is cheap there.. not polluted..
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>>781383
Can't help you there, bud, I have never been there.

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Hello!
What would happen if I add Lead Nitrate (PbNO3) to a tiny lens plant? Nitrates are used in fertilizers and they are really good for plants, but lead is a poison and it can kill everything.

So it could be really interesting this experiment, have you ever tried something like that?
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>>781347
Are you fucking retarded or is this just a weak attempt to troll?

Either way commit sudoku
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>>781347
>Nitrates are good for soil
'nitrates' are a class of chemical with bonds containing NO3, just because it has an NO3 molecule bonded dosent mean much without the proper stuff to be taken by a plant, take a basic chemistry, or gardening class dweeb.
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>>781347
Are you planning on dumping lead at a constant average rate?

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How do I get started into getting /out/?
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>>781340
Because of the Rhine Boom maymay?
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>>781339
Hm, not really interested in that
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>>781324
Me as well
NW Wisconsin
Fishing and camping for fun
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>>781341
I think he means because that particular area is so heavily developed that there aren't many areas suitable for outdoor activities.

So your first step would be to locate a decent wilderness area nearby. Maybe you can look for parks near the Belgian border?
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>>781368
Should be pretty easy to find goof camping spots in Wisconsin. You've got Chequamegon and Ottawa National Forests so there should be lots of places to choose from.

I think the best place to start would be day hiking and orienteering. It requires minimal investment as you don't have to buy a pack, tent, sleeping bag, stove, etc. Just a map, compass, and a basic backpack to hold a snack and some water. Get a 1:50,000 UTM or MGRS map of the area, a decent compass (Silva, Suunto, or Recta), and take an orienteering course. Learning orienteering yourself is an option, but obviously if you fuck up you'll get lost, so be careful and make sure someone knows where you are and when you're expected back.


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